The Benefit of Thin Clients
Reduced costs, increased security, speed of deployment and flexibility are driving IT designers to centralise their systems by adopting server based architectures.
Thin clients allow organisations to get the most out of a server based computing architecture by giving users easy and affordable access to their server based applications and data. Without thin clients, your architecture is only half complete and key benefits will not be realised in the areas of total cost of ownership, security, reliability, and flexibility.
Thin Client Terminals are small, long lasting and inexpensive devices that act as terminals for Terminal/Server giving the user a complete Windows interface and excellent performance.
- Vastly reduced total cost of ownership with far less support and upgrade costs.
- Lower initial purchase price compared with PCs.
- Reduced cost of system roll-outs due to network attach and go, with no local software or data.
- Network bandwidth efficient for lower communications costs.
- Terminals are extremely simple with no moving parts making them far more reliable than PCs.
- No local applications to crash.
- No local data to get corrupted.
- If there is a communications failure between the thin client and the terminal server, the user application keeps running and can be returned to later with no loss of data.
- All data held centrally and not on desktop.
- Impossible to infect desktop with viruses or “snooping” programs.
- No use to the average thief.
Easily movable infrastructure with high speed of deployment
- Can be installed by simply plugging into a network socket.
- Easily shared by multiple users.
- Compact footprint so more users can be accommodated.
Quieter teaching environment
- Thin clients have lower power consumption and no fan noise unlike PCs.
Analysts estimate that thin clients reduce the cost of desktop computing by 35%-57% per year over a typical networked PC.